Another Side to the Story

In 2016 I put my heart and soul on the line and opened my own jewelry company: Smith Goldsmith LLC. My passion for this vocation is limitless. I have encountered many obstacles as a goldsmith, things that you would expect a small business to deal with like funding, equipment failure, and distribution. In my case […]

Heirloom Jewelry

Reimagining Heirloom Jewelry

I met Lauren through my consulting job at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC provides no-cost consulting and low cost training to any small business (see This post follows the story of our work on a custom ring in the fall of 2017. – Ann Swanson A (very) Small Fortune My mom […]

Ice bubble on pine needles


Under the Webster’s definition of “adornment” I read: precious stones have been used for the purpose of adornment for over 7,000 years. So obviously, I did not invent any thing new, it’s just that this belated action at the age of forty-something came upon me as an overwhelming desire to pierce my belly button. Up […]

Bride and groom walking down aisle

My Love Story

Hello, welcome! My name is Lauren Smith and this is my love story… Last year I took the plunge, leaving all I knew behind to strike out hand-in-hand with my new partner in life, love, and business. On this first anniversary of our wedding and our business, I wanted to introduce myself. It’s been just […]